In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
The Patriots need a legit mid to deep field receiver, Decker would be a solid add. Bigger and stronger then anyone else available. Who else would you get to really fill that role? Sanders? No way, not big and strong enough. Nicks, no thank you. Boldin will be back with the 49'ers, Maclin will be back with Philly. Someone mentioned Britt?? Um, NO!
Oh, sure.. I would like Decker and Edelman, it makes zero sense in keeping both Edelman and Amendola, but that won't happen, the Pats are pretty much stuck with Amendola. Maybe Amendola can have a good season in year 2 and take the Edelman role, Thompkins could play more of a slot role like Edelman and Amendola played together, have Decker and Dobson on the outside. Beautiful!!
If the Pats were able to come up with a solid, taller and stronger mid to deep receiver at the right price and spend the money in bettering the defense then I'm all for that. But as it looks right now, there just isn't another receiver out there that will give the offense what Decker can. The offense needs more then the receiver group they had last season. They were completely shut down when it mattered most.
I would much rather give Britt a chance on a 1 yr, vet minimum deal than sign Decker to a multi year, 7-8 million per year deal. And if Denver keeps Welker at his price, they are beyond stupid. Gomer nearly got Wes killed. He can't take too many more huge shots without sustaining permanent brain damage, and I'm not kidding. If he has to keep trying to catch Manning floaters over the middle, the big hits will keep coming.
Decker isn't getting any where close to $7-8. Maybe over2 years he will.
why depend on Britt when all he has done is disappoint with his maturity issues. Pats bring him in and he looks good, then what. He makes the team and in season he is in trouble again, and as a multiple offender he is out for the year?
All I'm saying is that I would take a risk on a talented guy like Britt for very little money before I would sign decker to big money.